This one-day workshop is designed to provide a framework to positively impact family participation in youth programming based on research and best/promising practices. The workshop addresses strategies to understand what family engagement is and how to enhance the effectiveness of family engagement efforts.
This workshop aligns with core knowledge and competencies for youth work professionals that have been developed by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and the Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN).
The NAA core knowledge content area addressed:
- Family, School, and Community Relationships: Builds on respectful, reciprocal relationships across settings to promote optimal development for children, youth, and families and to enhance the quality of afterschool and youth development services.
Intended Audience: youth-serving professionals and/or program coordinators